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    January 4, 2012
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>> pelley: tonight the closeest vote in history up ends the republican race for president. one candidate bails out, another wins a major endorsement, and rick santorum scrambles to cash in on the / with a upset. >> game on. >> pelley: jan crawford, bill whittaker, dean reynolds are with the candidates. bob schieffer looks at what this means to the republican party. new research shows cancer death rates are down, but not for teens or young adults. dr. john lapook explains. is oil production causing earthquakes in the midwest? michelle miller which is the scientists trying to find out. and the new face of employment in america, there may be jobs, but cynthia bowers reports they aren't what they used to be.
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captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. good evening. it is a new reality for republicans after the closest iowa caucus in history. and who would have guessed. in december, rick santorum was polling at 4%, but last night he virtually tied mitt romney for the win, losing by eight votes. out of more than 122,000 cast. it was a record turnout. michele bachmann who won the iowa straw poll this summer dropped out today after mshing sixth. the ink was barely dry on the ballots when the candidates moved onto new hampshire where the primary is next tuesday. a suffolk university poll out today gives romney a commanding lead in new hampshire. 43% to ron paul's 14%. newt gingrich is third, rick santorum fifth. our campaign 2012 team is in
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new hampshire tonight, and we'll start with jan crawford on the romney campaign. jan? >> reporter: well, scott, romney went into conservative iowa and his victory theres with a remarkable turn of events for a candidate who had all but written off that state, just a few months ago. >> my goodness what a squeaker, but it sure is nice to have a win, i'll tell you. >> reporter: romney won iowa a good strategy. >> thank you, iowa. >> reporter: for months he had downplayed expectations, but after seeing competitors like newt gingrich fade and hold, including his own, indicating he could finish strong, last week romney went all in. he toured the state with his wife ann, while he and other candidates and their super pacs blanketed the air waves with tough ads aimed mainly at gingrich. >> newt has a ton of baggage. >> reporter: romney won on the issues voters say they care about most. aemergency those who said beating obama was most
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important, 48% voted for romney. far above the other candidates. he also won voters who picked the economy as their top concern. he flew to new hampshire today to keep his momentum going, and to pick up the endorsement of senator john mccain, his 2008 opponent n. that race mccain complained about romney's negative ads, we asked mccain about similar complaints this time from gingrich. >> i think candidates always complain, you don't like to see that kind of thing, unfortunately it is what it is today particularly with these outside, quote, super pacs. >> reporter: now, romney has some money and the organization for the long haul, but so far he has not been able to excite the conservative republican base. here in new hampshire, where voters very much are in his favor, he's speaking now at a pac town hall, that might not be a problem. but going forward to south carolina and beyond, scott, it could be. >> pelley: new hampshire right next-door to romney's home
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state of massachusetts, jan, thank you very much. despite that new hampshire poll that we just showed you, romney says he expects rick santorum to put up a fight there. bob schieffer spoke to romney in iowa today, for bob's new web show called face to face. >> rick santorum spent a lot of time as you know here in iowa, he's going to have to build that support elsewhere now. but i don't think he's at ground zero elsewhere, he's been working those other places, he's got good support. >> reporter: our polling unit tells us that support for santorum came from the rural counties of iowa. mitt romney won in the bigger cities. santorum worked the hardest in iowa, with more than 300 appearances in all 99 counties, and having lost by eight votes, he must have wished that he had stopped just one more place. bill whittaker is with the former pennsylvania senator tonight. bill? >> reporter: scott, rick santorum just arrived here in new hampshire, with the primary less than a week away,
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he knows he must keep up his momentum, beef up his organization, and increase his cash flow. >> game on. >> reporter: even rick santorum staffers were surprise bid his near victory in iowa. the trip to new hampshire today was more than a journey of 1300 miles, the former pennsylvania senator was transported to a new political reality. from also ran to real contender, from man, to man of the hour. >> with your help and god's grace we'll have another fun night a week from now. god bless you. >> reporter: his success in iowa was a combination of hard work, visiting all 99 counties, and good luck as other candidates rose and then fell from favor. but his real strength, born again christians, they made up 56% of iowa caucus goers and santorum won a third of them. but in new hampshire in 2008, only 21% of g.o.p. primary voters called themselves born again christians. bartender john lewis is a
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christian values voter. >> right now if he can garner more support you'll see a cascading flow money come to him, if that happens he could win the nomination. >> there's a town hall meeting. >> reporter: staffers admit he must broaden his appeal and fatten his cough first, his war chest going into the fall, just 1.3 million, versus mitt romney's 32 million. and with romney, 37 points ahead of him in the polls, state campaign co-chairman william cahill says his candidate will need every penny he can get. >> he came into this campaign with a three-state strategy. to get out of the gate in iowa, new hampshire, and onto south carolina. that's the focus right now. the fundraising i know will pick up after last night. >> reporter: in order to keep the money and momentum going, he knows he must do well here in new hampshire. so, scott, santorum plans to spend every day between now and the primary working the
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people here in new hampshire. >> reporter: bill, thank you very much. newt gingrich's support collapsed under the weight of those millions of dollars in attack ads that jan crawford was telling us about. and ads sponsored by supporters of romney and ron paul. but today gingrich punched back, and dean remember old is with the gingrich campaign in manchester, new hampshire. dean? >> reporter: scott, within hours of his fourth place finish in iowa, newt gingrich was arguing forcefully that mitt romney's victory there was really not that big a deal. >> the fact is three out of four republicans rejected him. governor romney is a moderate massachusetts republican to the left of the vast majority of republicans. >> reporter: gingrich underlined that point with a full page ad today in new hampshire's largest newspaper. >> i find it amazing the news media continues to say he's the most electable republican, when he can't even break out in his own party. >> reporter: national polls
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show romney slightly ahead of gingrich. but gingrich suggested romney has hit a very low ceiling. always somewhere in the 20s nationwide, and not improving. >> it becomes more and more obvious that people go to anybody but romney. >> reporter: it's all part of a strategy to raise doubts about romney here. weaken tom the point that a victory will seem unimpressive and give him no spring board to south carolina. in the most recent poll taken in mid december, gingrich was ahead in south carolina, where he's well organized and spoiling for a fight on january 21. his aides admit he must win there to stay in the race. romney supporters are already running close to a million dollars worth of ads attacking gingrich in both south carolina and florida. last night gingrich seemed aknowed when he congratulated rick santorum for his race in iowa but pointedly ignored romney who won. >> i'm wondering why.
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( laughter ) >> i know that's a rhetorical question. and a good one. >> reporter: he also suggested romney, a former massachusetts governor, was not up to the job of president. >> if you want to truly change washington d.c., somebody who failed totally to change boston may not be the right person. >> reporter: the gingrich campaign, scott, does not regard the underfunded santorum or the libertarian ron paul as serious contenders for the nomination, and the former speaker expects that over time some supporters of michele bachmann will come his way because he's more in tune with them than romney. >> pelley: dean, thanks very much. texas congressman ron paul is polling second, but a distant second in new hampshire. his support last night came from young people, and from first-time caucus voters. people who said that the federal budget worries them the most. rick perry came in fifth in iowa, and last night he said he was reconsidering his
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campaign. but today he said he's staying in, and he'll focus on south carolina. joining us now for some insight into all of this is bob schieffer, our chief washington correspondent and anchor at "face the nation." bob, you can't make too much of the results from one state. but what does it mean when you have two republicans who are so different in a dead heat? >> well, and don't forget you have ron paul in there, too, scott, because what you have here, you have mitt romney, who got about a quarter of the vote, that's what he keeps showing up in the national polls, but you have two conservatives who got about, you know, twice as many votes when you put the two of them together, that is coming from very conservative voters. still, coming out of iowa with the win, as mitt romney has done, i think he is feeling very good about his chances now. and the reason he is feeling that way is i don't think he thinks that ron paul is going
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to wind up getting the nomination, number one. he's just so far to the right of the mainstream of the republican party. and when you look at it here, romney has more money, he has better organization, he is the one that is in the best position now to last through the long haul. i think that's why they feel pretty good about it in his campaign, and frankly i think that's why it's going to be very difficult to keep him from getting the nomination. i think he's the one to beat right now. >> pelley: bob, thank you very, very much. how getting a job may have saved one man's life. a report card on america's war on cancer. and the lost world discovered deep below antarctica, when the cbs evening news continues. and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's.
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doctors said it was from her back pack, but she turned out to have nonhodgkin's lymphoma wrapping around her spine. >> they hit you with so many poisonous drugs so, much chemotherapy that you just can't help but feel lifeless. >> reporter: carolyn is part of a largely unknown group in the war on cancer. adolescents and young adults ages 15 to 39 account for more than 72,000 new cancers every year. seven times more than pediatric cancers and unlike other groups their mortality rate have not improved. >> our peers are suffering because there's not been medical advances that have trickled down to our age group. >> reporter: after surviving brain cancer at age 21, matthew zachary founded an organization called up it cancer. >> young adults who don't get cancers that are easily screened, they get hodgkin's, they get sarcomas, usually not detectable cancers so, it's not like you can go to the kr
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and say screen me for hodgkin's, because there's so such test, and by the time you realize you have it, it probably too late. >> reporter: there can be complications from the treatment. hale needed hip surgery in high school and last year zachary suffered a stroke. what have you found out and what does it tell you about the system? >> i found out that the system is really broken, that when the doctor says you're cured go home, that's not the end of the story. that you have the rest of your life to get busy living through the challenges and the consequences of not dying from your treatments. >> reporter: for zachary those consequences included losing his career and infertility. but after nine years of trying, he and his wife jessica had twins. >> when you're 60 years old you don't care about fertility. when you're six you don't care about fertility. when y 21 or 28 or you have a child or you want to have a child or your chemotherapy makes you infertile, have you the right to live, you have the right to have children and that should not be take answer way from
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>> pelley: prosecutors in los angeles today charged the suspect in that series of fires, gary burkhart is facing 37 counts of arson. police believe he set the fires because he was upset that his mother may be deported back to germany. prosecutors there now suspect that he burned down a home in germany in october for the insurance money. in northeastern ohio, work was suspended this week at five wells used to dispose of waste water from oil and gas drilling. it follows close to a dozen
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minor earthquakes in that area since last spring. and a claim by an earthquake expert that the two may be related. we asked michelle miller to look into this. >> this is the magnitude 4 earthquake which occurred new year's eve, very close to youngstown, ohio. >> reporter: john armbruster is a seismologist at columbia university. before march there had not been a recorded earthquake in youngstown, ohio. since then, there have been 11. never felt an earthquake before, and it was just an experience. >> reporter: so ohio state officials asked armbruster to investigate. >> these earthquakes were sitting there waiting to happen. we have triggered these earthquakes. >> reporter: armbruster believes the trigger was this youngstown well that disposes of contaminated water, trucked in from pennsylvania and beyond. the water is a byproduct of oil and natural gas extracts called cracking, the disposal well pumps thousands of
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gallons of the waste into rock a mile or more below. armbruster says the fluid may have made its way into an earthquake fault line. >> pumping the fluid into the fault encourages the fault to slip. >> reporter: arm brulser says seismic readings allowed tom pinpoint the epicenter of the quake near the youngstown well. >> that was about a kilometer from the bottom of the disposal well. >> reporter: but drilling companies and some scientists are skeptical. 177 similar wells in ohio have operated without incident. the technique has been used since the 1930s, and more than 100,000 wells across the nation. tom stewart is with the ohio oil and gas association. >> it has happened with regulatory certainty, regulatory excellence, and it's the best way to take care of this waste stream. >> reporter: clusters of small earthquakes near wells in oklahoma, texas and arkansas have also drawn scrutiny. art mcgarr which is the u.s. geological survey.
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>> first of all, the location of the earthquakes is quite close to the wells. secondly, the timing of the waste water injection also coincides with the earthquakes. >> reporter: as for ohio, officials have shut down the youngstown well until they can be certain of the risks. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> pelley: getting back to work, for many americans a new job comes with strings attached. that story is next.
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new job at specialty metals processing in stowe, ohio. >> i feel so good today, just to be starting work today. >> reporter: he had been out of work for two years. >> it's the way it's been going for me, thank gaudy finally got a job. >> reporter: he's been living on unemployment benefits and in cheap motels ever since he lost his $55,000 a year job in the auto supply industry. >> after i lost my job everything went downhill from there, got divorced, lost my house. >> reporter: this new job couldn't have come at a better time. but it pays $8 an hour less than he used to make. pay cuts for returning workers are common in ohio, where nearly 103,000 manufacturing jobs were lost in the great recession. many of those jobs used to pay up to $25 an hour. today they pay about $18 an hour. mike is his new boss. >> we have limits to what we can pay. if we find skilled workers
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that can operate one of our machines, they're not coming in here at $10 an hour. >> reporter: his wife helps run the company. she says some unemployed workers are holding out for wages that are no longer available. >> there's really a standoff, people have decided they're going to stay at home until the right job comes along. it's not about just going back to work, it's waiting for the right job. >> reporter: jerry accepts he may never earn what he once did. >> i want to work, because i'm so out of shape and i file crapy about myself. and just being back to work for one day, i feel so good, so much better about my life and myself. forz for him, regaining his pride, matters almost as much as the paycheck. cynthia bowers, cbs news, stow, ohio. >> pelley: that's the cbs evening news for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night.
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captioning sponsored by cbs this is 9 news now. embattled d.c. councilman harry thomas jr. a no show at work today following our exclusive report last night. he will resign from office. it is all part of a plea agreement 9 ward 5 legislator and his attorneys are hammering out with federal prosecutors. our bruce johnson broke the story last night at 11:00 and has the latest on the developments today. reporter: when the d.c. council posed with mayor vincent gray today prior to setting off to new hampshire to demonstrate for d.c. statehood, councilman harry top jr. was a no show. >> i have not spoken to council member thomas. reporter: harry thomas jr. seen here late last year decided not to report for work today after 9 news now reported last night he's telling associates he's bein